How will the Earth observation market evolve with the rise of AI?
07 February 2018
This op-ed originally appeared in the 29 Jan 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine.
For the Earth-observation industry, 2017 was an eventful year. Several trends emerged that could transform the market landscape as profoundly as the proliferation of smallsats already have.
We witnessed significant investments in Earth-observation startups leveraging machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence, or AI, to extract invaluable insights from the growing abundance of satellite imagery.
We also saw the continued transition of Earth-observation satellite operators from merely selling imagery to selling value-added services.
Image credit: SpaceNews - Illustration of the AI-driven services on top of the satellite imagery